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Water floating on oil can clean oil spills


April 5th, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 5 (IANS) Scientists have stumbled upon a discovery that challenges conventional wisdom -- water can sometimes float on oil, offering a potential solution to cleaning up of oil ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Seed extract proves boon for water purification


January 19th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 19 (IANS) A compound extracted from the seeds of a 'miracle tree' could purify water cheaply in the developing world and act as a boon for a billion ... Read more...

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Fluoride layer too thin to protect teeth


March 3rd, 2011 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 3 (IANS) Fluoride in some toothpaste and mouthwash, believed to prevent tooth decay, may actually be ineffective as the so-called protective layer it forms is too thin, scientists ... Read more...

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Nanoparticles found promising in beating bad odours


January 27th, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 27 (IANS) Scientists are working on eliminating bad odours at the source, rather than masking them with room fresheners. Their research found that a deodorant made from nanoparticles, eliminates odours ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Deodorant made from nanoparticles to eliminate unpleasant odours


October 31st, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 31 (ANI): Scientists have come with a new approach for dealing with offensive household and other odours.The new method does not mask odours like today's room fresheners, but eliminates them ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists smarten wool to shake off wrinkles


December 23rd, 2009 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 23 (IANS) Your woollen garments could soon be wrinkle-free, anti-shrinkage and dyeable. New research could invest wool with a 'brain,' placing it among other "smart" fabrics that shake off wrinkles, ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

How to make natural ‘wonder fabric’ - wool - more wonderful


December 23rd, 2009 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): Chinese researchers have developed a new coating that may improve natural wonders of wool - making the so-called 'wonder fabric' more wonderful.Wool is already regarded as the "wonder ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Study of Ouzo effect may help in designing improved drugs, cosmetics


February 19th, 2008 - 5:08 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): Researchers have found that studying the cloudy emulsions produced by anise-flavoured liquors such as Ouzo might help in designing improved drugs, cosmetics.They said their findings might lead to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Now, non-stick nanonails that repel all kinds of liquids at the flip of a switch


December 25th, 2007 - 1:34 pm ICT by admin
Washington, December 25 (ANI): University of Wisconsin-Madison scientists have developed a new type of non-stick material, which they claim has the ability to repel all kinds of liquids, including oils, solvents and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How water insects bounce on water without sinking revealed


December 8th, 2007 - 8:51 pm ICT by admin
London, December 8 (ANI): A research team in South Korea has reportedly reached very close to revealing the secret behind the water strider's baffling ability to bounce up and down on water ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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